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10 Zero-Waste Beauty Products To Try This Year

10 Zero-Waste Beauty Products To Try This Year

Shopping zero-waste doesn’t have to be hard with these 10 beauty brands that are crushing the eco-friendly product game! Whether it’s using one hundred percent recycled packaging, using packaging that is intended to be refilled multiple times, or getting rid of packaging altogether, these brands offer products crafted with the environment in mind. Making the switch to zero-waste can be intimidating, but this list of plastic-free beauty products makes going zero or low-waste zero-hassle!

1. LUSH Shampoo & Conditioner Bars 

These little bars pack a whole lot of hair cleaning power and are completely waste-free! LUSH Cosmetics offers these shampoo and conditioner bars in a large variety of scents and colors and also sells a reusable tin to store your shampoo bar conveniently for travel or to keep it from washing all over your shower.

Packed with essential oils and fresh, natural ingredients, these bars are doing their part to reduce waste! One bar alone can last up to 80 washes, which outlast many of the traditional bottled shampoos! You can find these bars in LUSH stores or online for around $11-15.00. 

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10 Zero-Waste Beauty Products To Try This Year

2. Elate Cosmetics Bamboo Toothbrush

Elate Cosmetics believes that everyone can make a difference simply by making small, mindful choices to switch to eco-friendly products, such as their bamboo toothbrush! This toothbrush is made from biodegradable bamboo and swapping this brush in place of a plastic one is a simple and easy transition you can make that has a positive impact on the environment.

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This brush is also vegan, cruelty-free, and BPA-free and comes wrapped in a thin, biodegradable paper that is completely recyclable. When you’re ready to buy a new toothbrush, just remember to remove the nylon bristles before composting this brush, as they are not biodegradable and need to be disposed of. Find these brushes on the Elate website for about $7.00!

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3. Dental Lace Silk Floss

Dental Lace offers an amazing refillable floss service and their floss is 100% biodegradable silk! The wax covering on the floss is plant-based, which means no harsh chemicals or toxins that can be found on most other flosses.

The packaging is very eco-friendly! The boxes are made from a completely post-consumer paper that is recyclable, the floss comes in a plastic-free, reusable and refillable glass container, and the refills come in certified compostable bags! One single pack from Dental Lace includes 2 spools of floss that are good for 2 full months of flossing! They sell for about $8.00 on the Dental Lace site!

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10 Zero-Waste Beauty Products To Try This Year

4. Meow Meow Tweet Natural Deodorant 

Meow Meow Tweet is a fun and fresh vegan skincare company that prides itself on using all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients and is committed to using the least amount of plastic possible in their packaging. The baking soda-free natural deodorant they sell is available in 3 delicious scents and is perfect for anyone with sensitive underarms.

The packaging is paper and 100% biodegradable which is great for going zero-waste! These deodorant sticks contain only natural ingredients and essential oils making them fresh and environmentally friendly. You can buy this wonderful alternative to other deodorants on their website for $14.00!

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10 Zero-Waste Beauty Products To Try This Year

5. Ethique Body Bars

Ethique has the goal of putting a bar in every shower and aims to challenge and change the beauty industry with its body bars! This 100% plastic-free beauty brand was born out of frustration for the amount of waste produced by the beauty industry, plastic in particular. Ethique offers a wide variety of bars for the face and body that cater to many different needs such as moisturizing, cleansing, scrubbing, and deodorizing!

Their bars come packaged in completely compostable boxes that contain zero plastics or laminates and will biodegrade in only a few months. You can find these bars in Target stores or on the Ethique website, which is full of additional information on how to properly use and store your bars, water-saving tips, and sustainability info! 

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6. EcoRoots Organic Shaving Soap

The organic shaving soap by Ecoroots is an amazing alternative to the aerosol or plastic shaving creams commonly sold in stores, which will end up in a landfill once you’ve finished with them. This shaving soap is made with all-natural organic ingredients like coconut and avocado oils, citrus essential oils, and lavender and is completely package-free! Even better, Ecoroots utilizes plastic-free shipping methods!

This product is vegan, USDA certified organic, cruelty-free, and great for reducing plastic waste (not to mention it smells ah-maze-ing!). You can find this product on the Ecoroots website for just $11.00!

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7. LastObject Reusable Swab

LastObject is an amazing and revolutionary beauty brand that creates products that can be used over and over again, hundreds, and even thousands of times! The brand aims to eliminate single-use items like cotton swabs that can only be used once before they are thrown away and end up in a landfill. The LastSwab is an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to Q-Tips and cotton swabs, the first the world has ever seen!

LastSwab comes in two different models: Original, for general Q-Tip uses, and Beauty, for more beauty oriented ones. Both swabs are made from durable, non-toxic materials and are easy to clean by hand with soap and water. Don’t let the appearance of the carrying case fool you – it’s completely plastic-free and made from corn, so it’s totally biodegradable! You can find these amazing reusable swabs on the LastObject website for $12.00!

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8. DEW MIGHTY Face Serum Bar

DEW MIGHTY is a skincare brand that is very passionate about creating products that are as environmentally friendly as possible! This motivated brand focuses on low-waste packaging and promoting transparency with its customers to help them make informed and eco-conscious decisions when it comes to skincare. 

The brand was started with one main product: the Jelly Serum Bar: BLOOM (Nourish + Calm). This bar is free of plastic, fillers, preservatives, animal products, synthetic fragrance, and dyes! The packaging is veggie-coated paper and is compostable! The brand offers a reusable and refillable container to house the facial bar and both can be found on the DEW MIGHTY website! 

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10. Blue Heron Botanicals Lip Balm

Blue Heron Botanicals is a skincare brand that is fully dedicated to sustainability. Located in California, BHB sources all the base ingredients for their products locally, within the state! They embody sustainability through innovative packaging. The lip balms come in 100% biodegradable tubes innovative tubes, making all lip therapy products zero-waste! The labels are also 100% home compostable, and in total all BHB packaging is 100% compostable, recyclable or reusable!

The brand encourages customers to reuse the tins or glass jars some products come in as reuse is a much more sustainable practice than recycling. And if that’s not good enough, BHB is completely off the grid and run by solar power! Still need more reason to switch to their sustainable products? BHB donates a portion of every sale to sea turtle conservation! 

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Being mindful of the waste created by the products we use is a great way to help keep our planet green and healthy, and our beauty products are no exception! Have you tried any of these eco-friendly beauty products? Which product are you most likely to try first? Let us know below!

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